Friday, 21 July 2017

That stopped clock, while right twice a day, is usually wrong

quote [ "As for the regime, I am hopeful we will find a way to separate that regime from this system," Pompeo said. "The North Korean people I'm sure are lovely people and would love to see him go. ]

So the administration wants to help the people of NK be free of their tyrant. What could go wrong?

You know,except for war with China and the utter destruction of South Korea and all the Americans there.

This is why I started out yesterday's post by clarifying that Trump is still an asshole, even if he makes a decision I like. This is foolish bluster devoid of intention at best. At worst...

We'll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know we'll meet again some sunny day
(the music from the end of Dr. Strangelove)
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Interesting]
[by WeiYang@8:12pmGMT]


ComposerNate said[1] @ 9:18pm GMT on 21st Jul [Score:3 WTF]
After midnight, the amendment by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) repealing the 60-word long 9-11 inspired Authorized Use of Military Force law (AUMF) was stripped by Paul Ryan from the 2018 defense authorization bill without debate, a floor vote or consultation with anyone but the Republican leadership. This allows Trump to continue using military violence without congressional authorization.
bbqkink said @ 9:51pm GMT on 21st Jul
From "The American Conservative"

9/11 Doesn’t Justify Today’s Wars
Kill the 2001 authorization for war.

Obama tried and failed to end the perpetual war...don't see it happening any time soon
WeiYang said @ 8:15pm GMT on 21st Jul
cb361 said[1] @ 9:21pm GMT on 21st Jul
It does seem that the American public have given the Monkey the key to the Banana Plantation Thermonuclear Bombs. But don't say so on the internet, otherwise people will say "You freely compare Trump to a monkey, but complain when we did the same to Obama!"
Jack Blue said @ 5:37am GMT on 22nd Jul
Compare him to an insane inheritor with frequent temper tantrums then?
midden said @ 9:35pm GMT on 21st Jul
There was an interesting piece on This American Life about the reality of the NK nuclear program I heard on my way home this evening:

"Earlier this month, North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile… one powerful enough, news reports said, to reach Alaska. People were shocked. But maybe that was because we were not being real with ourselves about what was going on in North Korea. How did we get to this point? Producer David Kestenbaum has been listening to a podcast called Arms Control Wonk that explains it. (17 1/2 minutes)"
pleaides said @ 4:18am GMT on 22nd Jul
The most recent Sam Harris podcast was with Mark Bowden and it was about North Korea. I recommend it highly;

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